Here's a link to an Iris Folding site: Circle of Crafters Iris Folding . There are a ton of patterns on that site and lots of others on the web. You can even make your own patterns!
I tried this out with a little door hanger project for dear niece who just turned 7:
supplies: All Jenni Bowlin: Town Square Mini Papers, Vintage Sew On Buttons, Pearl Button, Core'dinations cardstock, Border Stickers, Crepe Paper Ribbon, Label Sticker, Alpha Stickers, misc eyelets, wire, and flea market chandelier crystal.
And here's a closeup so you can see the result of the paper folding:
I found that squares of pattern paper with small patterns work well because the design isn't lost when you fold the paper.
Hmmmmm - squares of pattern pattern with small beautiful prints . . . hmmmm . . .
Jenni Bowlin mini papers work GREAT for Iris Folding! I used Town Square Mini Papers for my door hanger.
Thanks for showing me how to do this Audrey!
And this sorry excuse for a garden:
Can still give me a sweet bouquet:
(in grandma's milk glass)
Thank you poor neglected little garden!
and thank you for stopping by! - betsy